Shortly after Persia began its operations in June 2016, the Foundation joined forces with Iranian American Women Foundation to host the First International Iranian Women’s Leadership Conference at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London. This event was made possible through support of generous donors and sponsors including Iran Heritage Foundation, Magic of Persia, The New York Times, Facebook, and Sotheby’s as well as a number of individual contributions by Persia trustees and supporters. A working committee composed of local contacts was formed to help organise this effort.

The Conference attracted more than 350 participants and a range of impressive panellists from Europe, Asia and North America. Some of the outstanding contributors included: Anousheh Ansari (First woman on private mission to space), Azita Raji (first Iranian-born American to serve as a U.S. Ambassador), Nazi Eftekhari (Executive Director and Philanthropist), Roxane Zand (Sotheby’s), Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis (British Museum), Avid Larizadeh-Duggan (Venture Capitalist), Shirley Elghanian (Founder, Magic of Persia) Pooneh Ghoddoosi (BBC), Fati Naraghi (Global Technology Analyst at Newton Investment Management), and Seema Kennedy (Member of UK Parliament).

Consequently, majority of Persia’s fundraising and administrative efforts in 2016-2017 were focussed on this first-ever event that helped place its target population on the global map. The conference attracted media coverage, live and reports, from BBC Persian News Network,  Manoto TV, Iran International, Kayhan London, and Iran Wire. The New York Times ran 2 ads prior to the conference that attracted the global community. This is the first time a foundation of its kind has been able to secure such a media partnership.

  • Media partnership with The New York Times

    Persia Educational Foundation (Persia) has signed a media partnership with The New York Times on the occasion of the International Iranian Women’s Leadership Conference taking place in London on 23rd September 2017. This partnership will help Persia welcome Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) as they host their first conference in London. The event will serve as […]

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  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    Persia Educational Foundation, a UK-registered charity, invites you to sponsor the upcoming International Iranian Women’s Leadership Conference on 23 September, 2017 in London. Persia has teamed up with the Iranian-American Women Foundation to host an unprecedented event attracting more than 400 accomplished figures from North America, Europe and Asia. The conference will serve as a global […]

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  • Persia Welcomes IAWF Women’s Leadership Conference to London

    Persia Educational Foundation is delighted to welcome the prestigious Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) to host its first Women’s Leadership conference in London, UK.The vision of the Women’s Leadership Conference is to create a powerful nexus of connection, collaboration and inspiration with a highly-motivated network of women leaders, pioneering new career fields, offering their depth of […]

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